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Finding longitude

Dunn, Richard, 1966-2014
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300 years ago, amidst growing frustration from the naval community and pressure from the increasing importance of international trade, the British government passed the 1714 Longitude Act. It was an attempt to solve one of the most pressing problems of the age: how to determine a ship's longitude (east-west position) at sea. With life-changing rewards on offer, the challenge captured the imaginations and talents of astronomers, skilled craftsmen, politicians, seamen and satirists. This illustrated book is a detailed account of these stories, and how the longitude problem was solved.
Main title:
Finding longitude / Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt.
Imprint:
Glasgow : Collins, 2014.
Collation:
255 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 28 cm
Notes:
Map on lining papers.Published to accompany the exhibition Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude held at the National Maritime Museum.Published in association with Royal Museums Greenwich.
ISBN:
9780007525867 (hbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3589854
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